Islamabad, November 23: While, the Guru Nanak Jayanti being celebrated across the globe, protests were organised in Pakistan’s Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Sri Guru Nanak Dev by Pro-Khalistan groups. Posters demanding ‘Referendum 20-20’ were also seen in the area. Pakistan based terror outfits are backing Khalistan Sikh Militants to launch a proxy war against India. Earlier, in April, photographs of Jammat-Ud Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and Sikh Militant Gopal Singh Chawla surfaced in media. The JuD chief believed to have met Chawla in Lahore. Pro-Khalistan SFJ Meet in London: Despite India's Objection, UK Reiterates People Can Demonstrate Views Within Law
Meanwhile, on the occasion of Baisakhi this rear, when India Sikh pilgrims visited Pakistan, Chawla, under the instructions from the Pakistani authorities, stopped Indian officials from entering Gurudwara Panja Sahib. Supporting Pakistan's anti-India propaganda, the Sikh militants also placed posters of Sikh Referendum 2020 in Parikarma of Gurudwara Panja Sahib. Similarly, in June, the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan Ajay Bisaria and his wife were again not allowed to enter the Panja Sahib Gurudwara.
Yesterday also Indian officials were denied access to Indian pilgrims in Nankana Sahib. India lodged strong protests with Pakistan over harassment High Commission officials. It is the third time in six months when Indian officials were barred from entering gurudwaras in Pakistan.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan Prime Minister has Imran Khan invited Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for the opening ceremony of the Kartapur Corridor. Yesterday, a day before the 549th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, both India and Pakistan agreed to build the corridor so that Sikh pilgrims of India could visit easily visit the holy shrine of the first Guru of Sikhs, where he spent last years of his life.